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was a political guy that heard zimmerman screen. they decided to recess. so mark o'mara wants to bring in a witness to testify in a, quote, unusual way. and the judge says, i'm going to decide. and she decided there will be a 15-minute recess just about the time they take it every day, and usually they're right to the 15 minutes. so, i guess mark o'mara has said from the virgining he is not going to -- he doesn't have much longer to go. he had 135 witnesses on the witness list but he says i expect to be done by wednesday or thursday, and i got word today, it is possible that the defense could rest by the end of the business day today. not saying they will but they could. after that happens, though, it's not over. the case in chief is over. now you begin again. >> what i'm going to do as the defense attorney, okay, yourself, you have now heard all the evidence. there is not enough evidence here to give to this jury. you need to dismiss this case right here and now. >> shepard: which is normal. >> which is normal, and almost never happens -- >> shepard: it has happened. >> it has hand bu
. >> where would the gun be now in. >> now the gun would be behind your left leg. >> on redirect mark o'mara straddled the dummy slamming the head to the ground to indicate that zimmerman's injuries are consistent with trayvon martin being on top of him with that fight. i want to talk about the significance of that demonstration. let's bring in our legal analyst sunny hostin and mark nejame. that was an amazing moment and a lot of people watched that. who do you think was more effective. they were reenacting trayvon martin on top. one retreating, the other effective. >> i think the cross was spectacular today. i don't think this witness was a good witness for the defense. i'm surprised the defense went to far to call this witness. his bias was shown on cross-examination. he's getting paid to do this. he reached out to the defense because he wanted to do this. he sbrer viinterviewed george zimmerman. it wasn't a good witness from the very beginning which up until today was doing pretty well. on cross-examination he just really faltered. i was in the courtroom for part of the testimony. the ju
zimmerman, mark o'mara, a long time florida lawyer. cnn's george howell digs deep into why he, who he is and what his style of litigating is all about. >> he's been described as brilliant. a tactician. hallmarks of a skillful trial attorney. >> if we were to take pathological liar off the table just for the purpose of this next question, you think you're telling the truth? >> yes. >> one more thing. >> mark o'mara, in the spotlight like never before defending a man once described as the most hated man in america. george zimmerman. o'mara's resume is long. nearly three decades of lawyering experience. mostly as a family attorney operating out of the small unassuming bungalow in orlando, but o'mara was also a prosecutor cuter, handling everything from petty crimes to death penalty cases. outside the courtroom, he leads a quiet personal life. a native new yorker from queens, he says his biggest inspiration was his father, a world war ii veteran who later raised five children on a fireman's salary. he and his wife are often seen riding on his harley. they have no children. he's a big fan
. he got on top of mark o'mara. when describing his skill level -- >> still learning how to punch. he didn't know how to effectively punch. >> on a scale of one to ten, where did he hit? >> i said a one. >> the levels in trayvon martin's system will be admitted as evidence for jurors to consider. the trial moves into day 11. george howell, cnn, sanford, florida. >> another big day ahead. 20 minutes after the hour. >>> as pranks go, this was cruel or absolutely brilliant. you make the call. the video shows the prankster arranging to have his sleeping girlfriend wake up to the sight of a ghost coming out of the tv set. he spent weeks designing a public replica. this seems like a wonderful idea. check out the reaction. >> oh, no. poor thing. that's awful. >> so, as you can see, the girlfriend was so scared, the boyfriend had to stop her from running out of the house. i say boyfriend, it may be former boyfriend. >> i think it's grounds for separation and butt kicking. >> everyone loves a joke. >> do you know how traumatizing that would be in the middle of the night? poor thing. she needs
arguments. the prosecution asked to allow jurors to allow lesser charges. mark o'mara spoke today saying the jury has what it needs to acquit. he joins us in the hour ahead and we'll talk with one oe
to understand that? >> i think that this mark o'mara, the defense attorney is extremely skilled. he is the best attorney in that courtroom. he will definitely -- >> bill: what about the wisdom of the prosecution today giving a three hour wrap? i mean, three hours? >> a fair question. a fair question. >> bill: come on. >> if, indeed, there was a narrative that continued uninterrupted for three hours then it could be three hours, 13 hours, that's not relevant. remember how effective the prosecution was in the opening statements. they outlawyered the defense in a way that made don west, the defense attorney, presenting the opening argument seem pathetic and amateurish. he recovered and became a much better advocate for his client. now, in the closing argument, this is a prosecution that is grasping at straws. this is a prosecution adrift. this is a prosecution who knows they have no chance of proving the case that they brought before the nation and the world. >> bill: why spend three hours illuminating that? >> well, what he is attempting to do it's distract people, i believe, from the nexus of th
on this in the morning. mark o'mara zimmerman's attorney will call a few more witnesses and some time tomorrow, shep, rest their case. >> shepard: phil keating in central florida. the issue of race in this case has played a significant part in the trial. explicitly as undercurrent that slips into the state's narrative. prosecutors have said george zimmerman profiled trayvon martin as a criminal. and they have played previous phone call zimmerman made to police to support suspicious characters. each who, with, was black. but prosecutors are not the only ones who can use race to try to prove a point. today the defense insinuated that race may have played a part in the initial charges of george zimmerman. team fox coverage continues. trace gallagher live for us. the defense here, trace, was trying to show that there was tension between city leaders. >> yeah. in fact, former sanford police shep bill lee, shep, has testified that city manager a man named martin bonapard. lee said he recommended the 911 calls where screams can be heard in the background trayvon martin. they should hear them individually i
? >> because he's my son. >> over 9 days of testimony prosecutors called under 40 witnesses. the defense, mark o'mara, the attorney more george zimmerman will likely wrap his case wednesday or thursday. heather: the defense has upwards of 30-40 people on its witness list but most of them will not be called? >> reporter: without a doubt. george zimmerman could take the stand to help justify his assault on a 17-year-old teenager. if he takes the stand it would allow prosecutors to possibly rip him up on cross-examination. even the state attorney who declined to the file charges originally -- the governor replaced him and appointed the special prosecutor out of jacksonville who on april 11, 2012, charged zimmerman with second degree murder. when he first heard them -- we are still in the bench conference and the first witness coming up shortly will have more trial coverage coming up. heather: thank you so much. gregg: did the prosecution prove it case or will the jury be unconvinced? is reasonable doubt written all over this one? around legal panel will break it down. coming up -- chaos in egypt.
. we started this morning. we had full days every day. weekends, depositions at night. martha: mark o'mara is saying setting it down. the judge walked out of the room and the attorneys still tried to talk over here. what happened last night? >> reporter: tempers are flooring as we are nearing the end of the most highly watched trial around the country. george zimmerman in the courtroom. things went so long last night instead of starting at 8:00 a.m. they are starting at 9:00 a.m. and critical rulings that could impact how this all female jury feels about the character of trayvon martin and george zimmerman and what happened as they head into the deliberations room as early as friday. i cally the gallery is full of spectators and it has been for the last 2 1/ 2 1/2 weeks. attorneys ban toward and focused specifically on a defense animation showing the final minute or so of trayvon martin's life. after prosecutors argued the images are misleading the animation is more like. >> still graphic and the controversial scene of martin punching zimmerman as the first punch has been edited out. pictu
down, adam pollacd got on top of attorney mark o'mara to show the jury. when describing his client's skill level -- >> he's still learning how to punch, he didn't know how to effectively punch. >> on a scale of one oten where would mr. zimmerman lie? >> like i said level one. >> the judge ruled marijuana in trayvon martin's system is admitted into evidence. court is expected to start earlier today, 8:30 a.m. eastern time and we expect the judge, chris and kate, to rule on whether a computer re-enactment will be able to be admitted in this trial. we'll also expect to hear from more witnesses, more experts in this case. >> george howell following it in sanford, thanks so much. >>> coming up next on "new day," john king with our political gut check. >>> plus a young mom from michigan caught on tape trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. you have to hear it to believe it. >>> here's another one for you, if fish aren't biting call this guy, he'll catch your dinner, no pole included. there it is, you thought i was kidding, right? >> i did. members of the american postal worker's un
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